Bennett Place

Civil War

This simple farmhouse was situated between Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's headquarters in Greensboro, and Union Gen. William T. Sherman's headquarters in Raleigh. In April 1865, the two commanders met at the Bennett Place, where they signed surrender papers for Southern armies in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. It was the largest troop surrender of the American Civil War. Continued

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Bennett Place

What's New/Upcoming

  • June 23:
    Beer, Blues, and BBQ

    Saturday, 5:30 pm to 9 pm
    Do you like BBQ? How about some good old fashioned blues music? Well, if you said yes to either one, then you will want to come out to Bennett Place State Historic Site for this great event. The Bennett Place Support Fund, Inc., the non-profit organization that supports this historic site, is hosting this event to help raise funds to make the necessary renovations and expansion of the visitor center. Al Myers will be preparing his famous BBQ, Harvey Dalton Arnold and his band will entertain you with their wonderful, soulful music and Harris Beverage is providing the beer. If you can't make it out for the evening, take out is also available with your choice of either a BBQ or Brisket platter. All proceeds from the sale of tickets goes directly to the support group and this important project. Tickets are available on-line on the support group's website: under the link entitled "Beer, Blues & BBQ Fundraising Event". Save $5.00 per person with the early bird special for a limited time. Early bird special ends June 17th. Tickets are limited so don't delay in getting yours now. For more information, you can contact the staff at Bennett Place State Historic site.

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Bennett Place Information

Contact Us

Bennett Place
4409 Bennett Memorial Rd.
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 383-4345
GPS: 36.02921538090, -78.97397083620

Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major state holidays.


No admission fees. Donations are accepted and appreciated.

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